9,304 reputation
656137
bio website
location Cleveland, OH
age 20
visits member for 4 years, 1 month
seen Nov 18 at 22:03

Avid Emacs and Vim hacker (I use Emacs with Evil to get the best of both worlds ;)

I'm experienced with Python, C#, Java, and Javascript, and have dabbled in C++, C, objective-C, Lisp, Ruby, Ocaml, and Scala. While I have a keen interest for all things code, I'm especially interested in the design and creation of programming languages themselves.

My Careers 2.0 profile

Formerly known as @CrazyJugglerDrummer.


Aug
6
comment Is there any “simultaneous-turn” based game where all players play till the end of the game?
Does the game need to be able to be played asynchronously? As an example, would 7 wonders (a card drafting game) satisfy your requirements?
May
19
comment Commerce in Seven Wonders: possible to buy the same resource more than once in the same turn?
+1 for making me look in the rules to justify what I had merely assumed was correct. Welcome to the site!
May
9
comment What are the names for Magic's different colour combinations?
We usually call a WUBG deck 'Nono Red' :)
Apr
24
comment At regular REL can players rewind the game state?
+1 for making the game fun and fair for both noobs and experienced players. :)
Apr
11
comment What games have plan-moves-in-advance mechanics like Robo Rally?
Would Diplomacy meet the requirements?
Apr
7
comment Can we look at R&D cards that are trashed by virus install?
Title makes it look like this belongs on Serverfault. :)
Mar
13
comment Why does Wizards of the Coast print terrible MTG cards?
@corsiKa I don't think those are different at all. What other purpose would bad cards serve for a less advanced player than teaching them what cards are bad?
Mar
13
comment Looking for the “magic'al” formula
+1 for "once you get to 8 mana it doesn't matter any more." In my experience competitive players barely ever pay 8 mana for a spell unless most of their deck is designed to get them there.
Mar
11
comment How are the maps provided with Diplomacy supposed to be used?
So you wouldn't recommend writing on them at all?
Feb
17
comment Where can I get custom Magic: the Gathering cards printed?
Putting them in opaque sleeves in front of a real card of the same color in the way to go. The massive savings I got from proxying justified paying $35 for 600 sleeves in my case. :)
Jan
22
comment Pros and Cons of running a deck with no 1-mana spells?
Great point on the speed of the format; zero and one drops are even more important in Vintage where games are often decided by turn 4.
Nov
14
comment What are those magic symbols?
Do you know what the ones are between the phyrexian mana at the end and 100?
Oct
16
comment What happens when a creature with Persist AND Undying dies? ('return to battlefield' issues…)
Whoops, edited to fix my LIFO issues. :)
Oct
9
comment Dominion: How to Deal With a Board Filled With Terminal Actions
Just buy a few of the very best actions and stock the rest of your deck with money. :)
Sep
7
comment In bridge, are there some 13 point hands that should not be opened?
While it doesn't make a huge difference, you having a stranded jack at least means the opponents don't have it. At the very least it means your opponents' hands will be slightly weaker.
Aug
18
comment Is Consume-Trade on Alpha Centauri always a good start?
Good question, welcome to the site! :D
Aug
11
comment Pillar of Flame, Blood Artist and Goblin Arsonist Trigger Ability
Good question, welcome to the site! :D
Aug
9
comment How can I get better at lying?
As I said, in the groups I've played with that strategy doesn't work. In a group of more trusting and gullible people it might have more success, but we play very competitively. Thus, we base our decisions on the current state of the game and will always lie if it benefits us, effectively erasing any usefulness previous actions might have on predicting someone's future behavior.
Aug
9
comment How can I get better at lying?
That doesn't work in our group because we're all very wary of that strategy (we've seen it many times before). My question wasn't really about WHEN to lie, but about how to do it effectively when I need to. :D
Jul
25
comment Which MTG booster packs have the highest rate of return on investment?
@WLPhoenix I doubt it. Like you said, packs are purposely priced so their average value is less than that of the cards they contain.